September 25 Flu updateThe woman who was suspected of having died of bird flu is now reported to be H5N1 negative.
Russia says it will develop a vaccine against wild bird flu within two years.
Revere blogs the news about the 30-minute flu test that has been all over the news. Says it looks promising....
Australia recently audited its pandemic plans. No one's plan survives an audit.
Peoria TV station has a report on the work going on at Purdue on a vaccine.
Researchers at Purdue University are currently investigating a way to develop a bird flu vaccine that could be made quickly and fight against several strains of the virus (in case the virus mutates). They have combined several components of the bird flu virus with an adenovirus, a harmless type of common cold virus. The adenovirus carries the bird flu virus into the body. Once inside, the vaccine triggers an immune response, enabling the immune system to learn to identify the bird flu virus as an “enemy” and develop antibodies against it.